Marylebone is brimming with tasty lunch spots, one of which is Sourced Market – an industrial two-storey space on Wigmore Street. Founded by Ben O’Brien and Dan O’Neill, both with prior careers in the music industry, this café-cum-deli is one of four (you’ll find sister spaces in Victoria, the Barbican and St Pancras International).
When you drop by for lunch, which I suggest you do, take your time. Mosey around the brightly lit, bustling space – and try not to get distracted by the tempting deli items on display (there’s plenty of that chipotle ketchup to go around). You want to assess your options. What will it be? The hot counter, wafting the scent of creamy macaroni cheese out of the doors to peckish passers-by. The sandwich station, piled high with paninis packing everything from spicy chorizo to rich goat’s cheese. A vibrant mix of salads and a freshly squeezed juice, with extra ginger. Or simply an Americano – from the coffee counter, of course, conveniently located next to the baked goods. Oh go on then, I’ll take one of those gooey brownies.
If, like me, you’re terrible at making decisions, you’ll just have to come back for round two – perhaps a glass of wine or a beer after work (there’s a taproom in the basement). As the name implies, Sourced’s aim is to track down the very best produce from around the UK and bring it to hungry Londoners. Mission accomplished.
Sourced Market, 68-72 Wigmore Street, London, W1U 2SD.
Photo: Sourced Market.